Sunday, May 28, 2006

Fighting hi-tech tyranny
Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against Internet censorship. You can sign up to the pledge below here (via FIPR):

'I believe the internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction of freedom of expression on the internet, and on companies to stop helping them do it.'

UPDATE: Fearghas McKay makes the point that was in the back of my mind while reading the Observer's claim to be co-launching this campaign with Amnesty. In fact, that newspaper has a nasty censorial streak, and during the nineties published some particularly vicious and inaccurate pieces about Demon Internet and anonymous remailers.

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